Thursday, March 10, 2011

Little Pilgrim's Progress

I had another lucky thrift store find: Little Pilgrim's Progress by Helen Taylor. I got it for 50 cents... gotta love finds like that. I knew that I wanted the kids to hear Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan but wasn't sure when I'd start. Evie is probably ready but Elijah isn't. I usually love unabridged versions for most books we read but Pilgrim's Progress is so heavy and I didn't want to turn the kids off from such a great book. Little Pilgrim's Progress is the perfect answer... it's written beautifully, keeping the story intact. I love the short chapters- perfect for the kids to narrate back to me what they've heard. I read half the chapter and get Elijah to tell me what all happened. Then I finish the chapter and Evie narrates from where Elijah left off. They're really enjoying the book so far.